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Pratapgad Parva – प्रतापगड पर्व

150.00

The death of AfzalKhan at Pratapgad fort was a very important event in the life of Shivaji Maharaj. Author Prathamesh Khamkar has written the book Pratapgad Parva with the help of the description of this incident by various historians of the time. In this book, five color pictures of Afzalkhan Vadh from Purushottam Bandishte’s SriShivakavya pothi are being published for the first time.

Adnyat Panipat – अज्ञात पानिपत

1,000.00

The Marathas were the last indigenous empire-builders of India. They leapt into prominence suddenly and swiftly, but the rapid expansion of their empire was arrested by the defeat at the third battle of Panipat on 14 January 1761. Unfortunately, the authentic, comprehensive and analytical scholarly accounts of this momentous battle are woefully short in number. This work in the Marathi language fills the gap. Specifically, this monograph provides the in-depth information on the following topics for the first time :
– Partition of India in 1757 and the rise of the Afghan nation
– Sabaji Patil Shinde and his brave deeds
– New details about the battle of Barari and how Dattaji Shinde fought the Afghans and Rohillas
– Why did the Marathas position their artillary on top of the Jama Masjid in Delhi?
– What was the total expenditure of Sadashivrao Bhau?
– Sadashivrao Bhau’s valor while in conversation with the Afghan diplomats
– The Kohinoor diamond would have been in Pune, if …
Many such unknown facts are explored in depth in this Adnyat Panipat book written by Manoj Dani. A must-read for any history lover!

Kashmir Tevha ani Atta 370 Nantarchi Navi Pahat – काश्मीर: तेव्हा आणि आता!३७० नंतरची नवी पहाट!!

200.00

After the abolition of Article 370, the special status of Kashmir was lost, but the emotional integration of Kashmir with the rest of India is still a long time away. This Kashmir Tevha ani Atta 370 Nantarchi Navi Pahat book written by Jayashri Desai  is a must read for anyone who wants to look at Kashmir…beyond the wonderful tourist spots.

Pant Amatya Bawada Daptar – पंत अमात्य बावडा दप्तर भाग १ व २

400.00

Pant Amatya Bawada Daptar Part 1 & 2 is a collection of important, historical, authentic documents from Gaganbawda Jahagiri in Kolhapur district. Letters of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Rajaram Maharaj, Shivaji Maharaj (Kolhapur), Sambhaji Maharaj (Kolhapur), Maharani Tarabai, Hukumatpanah Ramchandrapant Amatya, Bhagwantrao Amatya are in this collection. This important book which reveals the political history of Maharashtra from 1660 to 1748 A.D. has been edited by Keshav Govind Sabnis. Originally published in 1937-38 in 2 parts and now combined into one book.

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkaranchya Drushtitun Islam – डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकरांच्या दृष्टीतून इस्लाम

240.00

India got independence in 1947, at that time Dr. Babasaheb had deeply studied the basic nature of Islam, the purpose of the Islam rulers invasions in India, the causes of the Hindu-Muslim conflict and so on. His views on Islam are given in the book Pakistan or the Partition of India, written in 1940. Editor Bharat Amdapure studied this book and compiled Babasaheb’s thoughts and perspectives on Islam and translated it into Marathi as Dr Babasaheb Ambedkaranchya Drushtitun Islam book.

Maratha Kalkhandatil NagarVikas – मराठा कालखंडातील नगरविकास

400.00

Urban development is the transformation of a small village into a big prosperous city with the use of proper town planning.
During the Maratha period, mainly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the development of the villages in the western India was structured. The factors that were required for it and how this development was directly reflected in the urban structure, town planning and town development is described in this Maratha Kalkhandatil NagarVikas book written by Dr. Avinash Sowani.

Jirnoddhar – जीर्णोद्धार

400.00

Temples in many villages are waiting for restoration. However, instead of demolishing such old temples and constructing them in a flashy ‘modern’ style, a conscious effort should be made to conserve the existing structures and preserve the historical heritage. But unfortunately today, in the name of restoration, many old temples, palaces are completely demolished without proper consultation and the works reflected in modern style are common.
However, none of the agitators realize that because of this we are losing the historical significance of the place, destroying the historical architectural heritage, and not only erasing our own past. For that, in this Jirnoddhar book, a lot has been commented on how to restore a building, how to do conservation.
What exactly is restoration? by the author Dr. Avinash Sowani. So going beyond all the different concepts of repairs, renovation, reconstruction and conservation, trying to do ‘re-creation’ in the original architectural style, i.e. ‘Jirnoddhar’ in Marathi.
This story is created keeping exactly this concept in mind.
In this novel, author describes how main character discovered an ancient temple by guessing from the old remains of the settlements that she found around.

Adbandarcha Rudrakot – आडबंदरचा रुद्रकोट

400.00

A Marathi girl born, educated, brought up in USA, recently turned archeologist comes to Konkan. Still, with the desire to research something through his own efforts, she starts searching in the surrounding area.
She has neither knowledge of historical Marathi language nor familiarity with Modi script. Yet without the aid of any historical authentic documents, she begins to take what comes her way and find the right opportunity and unexpected success comes her way. Adbandarcha Rudrakot is a story written by Dr. By Avinash Sowani.

Prachin Bharatiya Vidyapithe – प्राचीन भारतीय विद्यापीठे

280.00

From the Vedic period to the spread of Buddhism and Jainism, Prachin Bharatiya Vidyapithe book covers the ancient Indian universities, which were later destroyed by the Muslim invaders. Education is all about developing intellect and skills to make money; Going beyond these ideas to build good character, to establish high moral values, to create responsible citizens for the family and the nation. This ideology shaped the Indian education system. The glorious history of the ancient Indian education system is presented by the author Shweta Kajale.

The Other Mahabaleshwar

450.00

The Other Mahabaleshwar – A Template for Mindful Travel – General Editor of this book is Dhruti Vaidya and co-authored by Sonam Ambe, Anand Pendharkar and Seema Hardikar. Design and Illustrations are by Sneha Chhatre.
Mahabaleshwar located at a height of 1353 m above sea level. This book can serve as a field-guide for nature lovers and conservationists, as also, a travel-guide for the occasional visitor. Additionally, it is also a valuable record of history that could so easily be forgotten if not documented so wonderfully by the authors. Its ancient history, culture, spectacular views, the flora and fauna and nature trails make it attractive for visitors, but this book gives a much deeper insight into what really matters – preservation of this beloved hill-station.

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